Defending WRC champion and current points leader Sebastien Ogier has been fined €2,000 for an illegal overtake during Saturday’s final stage of Rally Spain on the streets of Salou. Ogier was fined for overtaking a car on the hard shoulder and for failing to stop for local police.
The incident in Spain is the latest in a long list of offenses committed by the Frenchman who competes for Toyota Gazoo Racing. In April, Ogier was fined €7,000 and handed a six-month suspended ban following a crash in Croatia. The incident from Rally Spain falls within the six-month period however due to mitigating circumstances the incident will not have any impact on his participation in the season-ending Rally Italy.
Ogier heads into the season finale next month with a 17 point lead in the championship over his teammate Elfyn Evans.